Christopher Marcum

Chris Marcum

Christopher Steven Marcum, Ph.D., is a staff scientist and methodologist at the NIH's National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) within the Social Network Methods Section of the Social and Behavioral Research Branch. Chris received his doctoral degree in sociology from the University of California-Irvine and completed his postdoctoral training in economics and statistics at RAND. His program of research focuses on network dynamics of health communication and social behavior within families challenged with heritable disease. He is an advocate for plain language communication of social science to broad audiences. Outside of work he enjoys photography, software development, and playing out the fantastical adventures of his young son's imagination while hiking through the forest.

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